A group of gay people stood on one side of a giant chess board. Assembled on the other side were the combined forces of the Catholic and Mormon churches. The gays, who just wanted to marry the person they loved, faced aged prophets, stake presidents, archbishops and monks, all of whom were determined to keep the past upon the throne.
Then in a clever move that all chess players know as "Proposition 8," the gays were left staring at the board with 90 percent of their pieces removed. Meanwhile, their opponents congratulated themselves on having preserved the values of the Dark Ages.
Some time passed and a gay couple moved one of their remaining pieces. "Checkmate!" they cried and walked away.